02/22/2012 07:10 am ET Updated Apr 23, 2012

America's 5 Most Epic Ski Runs (PHOTOS)

Discovery is one of the Liftopia team's favorite aspects of skiing and riding. Many of us in the office are no longer pioneers, but we'll hike a good amount to find the perfect powder stash, a chute to navigate or a (two foot) "cliff" we can huck. Luckily for us, most of these spots were discovered long ago and creatively named. A poll of the Liftopia crew's favorite runs resulted an amazing response and our list of the Top 5 Epic Ski Runs. "Epic" means different things to different skiers and riders but here's a list of names that should sound familiar. Go out and discover these trails...and bring your courage.


Are these your tops? Maybe you can choose from some very honorable mentions:
Honorable mentions:

· Superstar at Killington
· Regular Johnson at Snowbird
· Genghis Khan at Vail
· Front Four at Stowe
· Idiots at Alpine Meadows
· Wipeout at Mammoth
· Spiral Stairs at Telluride
· Big Couloir at Big Sky
· Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington
· Tightrope at Attitash
· Exhibition at Sun Valley

If we missed one of your favorites let us know.